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We Look At The SR71 Blackbird

We Look At The SR71 Blackbird

We Look At The SR71 Blackbird: Even though it was built at the height of the Cold War and hasn’t flown in over 17 years, the SR-71 Blackbird still looks like it fell out...

Carbon Fiber Mini Dreadnought

Carbon Fiber Mini Dreadnought

Carbon Fiber Mini Dreadnought: Carbon fiber not only has a cool aesthetic all its own, but since it’s quite a tough cookie and isn’t affected by changes in temperature and humidity, it’s a pretty...

Apple Anti Theft Patent

Apple Anti Theft Patent

Apple Anti Theft Patent: Though tools are available to remotely lock, clear data and track a stolen smartphone, Apple appears to be looking into ways to identify grab and run thieves. A patent awarded to...

When Things Go Boom

When Things Go Boom

When Things Go Boom: A Denver-based startup company is entering the race to reintroduce supersonic commercial travel with the promise of a 40-passenger airliner that can not only fly faster than Concorde, but at business...

Bill Gates Spills The Info

Bill Gates Spills The Info

Bill Gates Spills The Info: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates used to memorize employees’ license plate numbers so that he could keep track of when they were arriving at work and leaving. Gates, who is now co-chair...

Linux TCP Flaw

Linux TCP Flaw

Linux TCP Flaw: A flaw in the RFC 5961 specification the Internet Engineering Task Force developed to protect TCP against blind in-window attacks could threaten Android smartphones, as well as every Linux computer on the...

Linux Turns 25

Linux Turns 25

Linux Turns 25: When Linux was born on Aug. 25, 1991, it was little more than a hobby for then 21-year old Linus Torvald. Today the Linux community is estimated to be upwards of 86...

Helping Tips

Helping Tips

Helping Tips: IT’S YOUR LAST day at your job. There will be tears! Between the cheesy sendoff at the morning meeting and the after-work happy hour, you have to do something very important: back up...

Linux And PNDA

Linux And PNDA

Linux And PNDA: The Linux Foundation on Tuesday added PNDA — the Platform for Network Data Analytics — to its project menagerie. PNDA provides an open source, scalable platform for next-generation network analytics. It integrates...

Inspired By A Caterpillar

Inspired By A Caterpillar

Inspired By A Caterpillar: A new robot created by physicists at the University of Warsaw is significantly more impressive than it looks. The tiny translucent strip of elastic polymer is only a little over a...

HP Omen X

HP Omen X

HP Omen X: HP has decided the best way to make a splash is to do things differently. The Omen X has a unique square design and can be upgraded with industry-standard parts, for a...

Seagate's New 60TB SAS Drive

Seagate’s New 60TB SAS Drive

Seagate’s New 60TB SAS Drive: Computers are getting smaller, but there’s one area where bigger is always better. Businesses are being forced to store huge amounts of data, and manufacturers are ramping up the capacity of...

Liquid Light Switch

Liquid Light Switch

Liquid Light Switch: Scientists working at the University of Cambridge have used a form of liquid light to create a semiconductor switch that is so small that it not only blurs the distinction between light...

Pedalling A PEBL

Pedalling A PEBL

Pedalling A PEBL: Looking not unlike the Elf velomobile, the three-wheeled PEBL features a 750-watt electric motor that can be used along with or instead of good ol’ human pedalling power. In throttle-only mode (in...

Facebook's Lightbulb

Facebook’s Lightbulb

Facebook’s Lightbulb: Facebook’s Connectivity Lab has designed a lightbulb-shaped detector that can receive information-carrying beams of light from any angle. Rather than the costly process of building towers and burying cables, Facebook is taking the internet to the sky...

Network Like Ants

Network Like Ants

Network Like Ants: Ants, the micro icons of industriousness and organization, apparently can teach us something about how computer networks work and how they can be improved as well. A team at MIT’s Computer Science...

Earthrace Two

Earthrace Two

Earthrace Two: The original Earthrace boat was launched in 2006, and set a world record for round the world powerboat travel before it was destroyed in a collision with a Japanese whaling ship in 2010. Earthrace...

Smaller And Smaller

Smaller And Smaller

Smaller And Smaller: Getting inside the human body to have a look around is always going to be invasive, but that doesn’t mean more can’t be done to make things a little more comfortable. With...

Cardboard Drumkit

Cardboard Drumkit

Cardboard Drumkit: French startup Obilab is introducing a new member to the band in the shape of a cardboard drum kit that collapses down to be carried like a backpack between gigs. Though Obilab is crowdfunding...

Rolls Royce's First Pure Concept

Rolls Royce’s First Pure Concept

Rolls Royce’s First Pure Concept: Rolls Royce Vision Next 100 (codenamed 103EX) has taken that idea to a level that most other brands could only hope to achieve. Revealed earlier today at the London Roundhouse,...